Highlights: Maharashtra reports 3,663 fresh cases of Covid-19
Several states have started administration of the second dose of coronavirus vaccines to beneficiaries who have completed 28 days from the receipt of the first dose. However, the second round is witnessing a lower than expected turnout due to the technical glitches in the Co-Win app. Many healthcare workers have complained that they did not receive any notification on their devices about the second shot.
The Covid-19 caseload of the country currently stands at 10,916,589 while the active caseload is 1,39,637. 18 states and union territories (UTs) reported zero Covid-19 fatalities on Monday, as per the health ministry data.
Globally, the disease has infected 109,134,308, as per the John Hopkins University coronavirus tracker. The South Korea government has also reached a deal to get more coronavirus vaccines for their 23 million people. 20 million Novavax vaccines and 3 million Pfizer shots will be supplied to the country. Australia's medical regulator has also granted provisional approval to AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. AstraZeneca is the second vaccine to get the approval in the country after Pfizer. The World Health Organization had also granted emergency use approval to two versions of Covid-19 vaccines developed by AstraZeneca. These shots will be rolled out globally through WHO's vaccine equity programme COVAX.
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Maharashtra reports 3,663 fresh cases of Covid-19
Maharashtra reported 3,663 fresh cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The number of people succumbing to the disease was at 51,591 after 39 people died due to the Covid-19. The total caseload is now at 20,71,306.
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FEB 16, 2021 06:44 PM IST
24 countries have received Covid-19 vaccine from India
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Karnataka makes negative RT-PCR report mandatory for travelers coming from Kerala
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FEB 16, 2021 04:51 PM IST
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FEB 16, 2021 04:48 PM IST
87,40,595 people covered under vaccination drive so far: Govt
As many as 87,40,595 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in country till Tuesday 1 pm, said the union government on Tuesday. Out of this, 85,69,917 have recived the first dose of the vaccine, while 1,70,678 have been administered with the second dose, it also said.
FEB 16, 2021 04:37 PM IST
Delhi records 94 fresh Covid-19 cases
Delhi recorded 94 fresh Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, the lowest in over nine months, while the positivity rate slipped to 0.17 per cent in the city, authorities said. One fatality was also registered, taking the death toll due to the viral disease to 10,894.
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Malaysiato get first batch of Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine
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FEB 16, 2021 02:55 PM IST
Odisha reports 60 new Covid-19 cases
Odisha's Covid-19 tally climbed to 3,36,322 on Tuesday after 60 more people tested positive for the virus, while one fresh fatality pushed the death toll to 1,912, a health official said, reports PTI.
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National recovery rate from Covid-19 of India over 97%
India on Tuesday recorded another landmark achievement as the national recovery rate from Covid-19 touched 97.32 per cent, among the highest in the world, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed, reports PTI.
FEB 16, 2021 02:05 PM IST
Russia reports 13,233 new Covid-19 cases
Russia reported 13,233 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, including 1,409 in Moscow, taking the national infection tally to 4,099,323 since the pandemic began, reports Reuters.
FEB 16, 2021 01:34 PM IST
Britain to facilitate Covid-19 passport plans for other nations
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FEB 16, 2021 12:58 PM IST
Covid-19 shots under 'Vaccine Maitri' programme reaches Carribean
A consignment of made-in-India Covid-19 vaccines have been received in Dominican Republic as India's 'Vaccine Maitri' programme reached the Carribean, reports PTI.
FEB 16, 2021 12:25 PM IST
Andaman records no new case of Covid-19 for second day
The union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands did not report any fresh Covid-19 case in the last two days, a health department official said on Tuesday, reports PTI.
FEB 16, 2021 11:44 AM IST
Philippines says enough Covid-19 vaccines orders to reach 2021 goal
The Philippines said it has enough orders of coronavirus vaccines in the pipeline to reach its goal of inoculating most of its population this year, even as it expects a supply crunch in the first half, reports Bloomberg.
FEB 16, 2021 11:28 AM IST
Arunachal reports 1 new Covid-19 case, takes total tally to 16,833
Arunachal Pradesh's Covid-19 caseload rose to 16,833 after one more person tested positive for the virus, a senior health department official said on Tuesday, reports PTI.
FEB 16, 2021 11:04 AM IST
Telangana records 129 fresh Covid-19 cases
Telangana recorded 129 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 2,96,802 while one death pushed the toll to 1,619, the government said on Tuesday, reports PTI.
FEB 16, 2021 10:38 AM IST
Amit Shah lauds Delhi Police in tackling Covid-19
Delhi Police tackled the Covid-19 lockdown in a commendable manner, earning the title of 'Dil Ki Police'. Home Minister Amit Shah also lauded the efforts of the police force. We lost 34 police personnel during this period said Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava, reports ANI.
FEB 16, 2021 10:16 AM IST
Mizoram reports 3 fresh Covid-19 cases
Three more persons tested positive for Covid-19 in Mizoram in the last 24 hours, pushing the state's tally to 4,395, an official said on Tuesday, reports PTI.
FEB 16, 2021 09:29 AM IST
India records less than 10,000 new Covid-19 cases, 81 deaths in last 24 hours
India reported 9,121 new Covid-19 cases and 81 deaths in last 24 hours. Active coronavirus caseload dropped to 1.36 lakh, with total recoveries crossing 10.63 million, as per health ministry.
FEB 16, 2021 09:07 AM IST
Over 72,000 healthcare workers vaccinated against Covid-19 in Himachal
Around 72000 healthcare workers have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in Himachal Pradesh, informed Himachal Pradesh Health Secretary Amitabh Awasthi on Monday, reports ANI.
FEB 16, 2021 08:53 AM IST
Mexico begins vaccinating senior citizens against Covid-19
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FEB 16, 2021 08:26 AM IST
Malaysia to get first batch of Covid-19 vaccine on Feb 21
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FEB 16, 2021 07:52 AM IST
China reports 16 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
China reported 16 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Feb 15, compared to nine a day earlier, the health commission said on Tuesday, reports Reuters.
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